I primarily blog about two things: tablescapes and Swedish furniture and flowers now and then. For those who follow me for the tablescapes, here is my latest one. Simple silver and white for a winter dinner before the Christmas tablescapes.
Since I just moved from storage into the dining room my painted Icy Grey dining table with black pepper finish, I had not done a grey tablescape on this table so was eager to see how silver, grey and white would look. I did not want to overdo it -- just keep it low key. Resource list at the end.
For the centerpiece, I used three large silver reindeer standing in bead garland on a white linen runner. I like the fur collars on the reindeer. These are very well made. I had others and they cracked and broke.
Here is what one looks like close up.
The beaded trees are about 50" tall so they go past the bottom of the chandelier. I like them because guests can see each other across the table but yet they add a touch of beauty.
I looked through my china stash and decided to use these plates. Top one is unmarked antique porcelain with the cute crown. I believe they are French due to the quality and the size of cups that came with them.
Dinner plate is vintage Admiral by Coalport.
The grey French charger also has a little crown symbol with a hammered look edge. On the right, the damask napkin made in Russia for Williams-Sonoma and Tiffany antique St. James pattern sterling.
French white opaline stemware and crystal clear stem from William Yeoward.
This table is set for a small dinner of six people. For the silver reflective value, I chose to use mercury glass votives and candlesticks.
Oval back chairs from Swede Collection. Antique Swedish cupboard.
Beaded Trees: Pottery Barn
Beaded Garland: Target
Mercury Glass Votives and Candlesticks: Pottery Barn
Crystal Stemware: Pearl pattern from William Yeoward
French White Opaline Stemware: Portieux Vallerysthal
Sterling Flatware: Tiffany
Napkins and Linen Runner: Williams-Sonoma
Silver Reindeer: Target